adaptic

Adaptic

noun A clear occlusive non-adhering wound dressing made of knitted cellulose acetate fabric and impregnated with a specially formulated petrolatum emulsion, which is designed to help protect the wound while preventing the dressing from adhering to it.
Pros Prevents dressing adherence, protects regenerating tissue and minimises pain and trauma during dressing changes, prevents pooling of fluid at the wound site, exudate passes easily through to the secondary absorbent dressing lying on top, can be cut to wound size without unravelling and shredding, can be easily removed to monitor the site for infection and inflammation.
Adaptic Indications Dry to heavily exuding wounds where dressing adherence and exudate are to be prevented including:
• 1st and 2nd degree burns
• Abrasions
• Lacerations
• Reconstructive procedures
• Skin grafts
• Venous ulcers
• Pressure (decubitus) ulcers
• Finger or toenail extractions
• Eczema
• Covering of staple closures
• Covering of surgical incisions
• Covering of suture lines
• Covering of epidural insertion
• Covering of arterial line insertion

adaptic

Wound care A clear occlusive covering used for dressing wounds of varying size including decubital ulcers, epidural insertion, arterial line insertion, where there is an ongoing need to monitor the site for infection and inflammation
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When used as donor site dressings, some authors recommend the use of a low adherent wound contact layer, such as Adaptic or Paraffin gauze beneath the foam layer.
A nonadherent dressing (Xeroform or Adaptic) is first placed on the graft.
Then apply a topical antibiotic and a dressing with nonadherent gauze, such as Adaptic, he suggested.
Another solution is to use Adaptic petrolatum gauze, a nonadherent dressing, in the base of the wound bed before inserting the sponge, Dr.